Dykstra Joins CQL’s Board of Directors

The Council on Quality and Leadership is delighted to share that Thane Dykstra, President and CEO of Trinity Services, Inc., and David Ervin, CEO of Makom, are joining its Board of Directors.

These recognized voices in the disability services sector have decades of experience at provider organizations and vast expertise involving a wide range of topics that impact the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

“They have more than 60 years of combined experience to offer CQL,” says Laura Vegas, Board Chair of CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. “Along with that wealth of knowledge, Thane and David truly embody CQL’s values.”

Dykstra is the Chief Executive Officer at Trinity Services, Inc. Thane has expertise in contemporary therapy models including Positive Psychology and its role in person centered planning. Thane is credited for the creation of the National Association of QDDPs (NAQ) in 1996 and he continues to serve in a leadership role for the organization.

“I have observed the profound impact of CQL on Trinity Services for nearly 30 years. It is an honor to join their distinguished Board Of Directors and I look forward to contributing to the CQL mission,” shares Dykstra.

“David and Thane are a great fit for our board,” adds Mary Kay Rizzolo, President and CEO of CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. “They really understand the issues affecting the human services field and we’re so lucky that they’ll be providing guidance for our organization.”

Dykstra has worked at Trinity Services for the past 27 years and has been CEO for the past five years. He has written numerous professional publications related to his field of study, and he has presented extensively at national conferences and invited trainings.

Thane holds a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. In addition, he completed a pre-doctoral internship at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. While at Brown, he served as an assistant researcher at the university’s Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies.



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